Campus & community

Campus condemns racism, bigotry in light of offensive video 

"Our Principles of Community are clear, as are our values," campus leaders write

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UC Berkeley's Sather Gate (Photo by Peg Skorpinski)

We are aware of an offensive video that has been posted on social media. We have heard and understand the strong reactions and condemnations that have followed, including from women and members of our Black and LGBTQIA+ communities, all of whom were specifically mentioned in the video.

Our Principles of Community are clear, as are our values. All identities and individuals are welcome at Berkeley. We condemn all forms of hatred, bias, racism, bigotry and discrimination. Offensive words cause harm and hurt. The administration has an unwavering commitment to working with every member of the campus community to confront these challenges and foster a true sense of belonging for all.

The campus is taking appropriate action in response to this video being posted on social media.  Due to federal laws and UC policy that protect student privacy, we do not discuss the situation of individual students.

If a student feels the need for support, the campus has several resources, including counseling services. For help navigating these resources, please contact: [email protected], or visit

  • Mental health counseling: Counselors at University Health Services (UHS) at the Tang Center are available on a drop-in basis for urgent concerns: Counseling and Psychological Services website or (510) 642-9494 (after hours counseling line (855) 817-5667). There are mental health professionals trained to provide support to individuals from a wide array of identities, including traditionally marginalized or disenfranchised groups.
  • Reporting: For information and support on reporting hate crimes or hate-motivated acts: Student residents can also report incidents in residence halls to their RAs and RD.
  • Law Enforcement: Students can and should contact law enforcement directly if you experience physical harm, direct threats, or emergency situations.
  • Multicultural Community Center and Gender Equity Resource Center:, (510) 642-6528 /, (510) 643-5727, These centers provide space, programs, and services for Berkeley’s diverse student communities.